Location and Driving Directions
If you are driving from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can save a lot of time and hassle by bypassing San Jose to the North through Heredia. Turn East (towards San Jose) on the Inter American Highway at the airport exit. After 1/3 of a mile (1/2 km), make a left at the stop light onto route 3 - 112 East towards Heredia. You'll pass by the Imperial brewery and San Joaquin. Continue on 112 East to San Isidro where you catch 116, you start out heading South, but turn to the East (still on 116) to get to San Luis and the intersection with Highway 32. Turn left (North East) on 32 and climb to the tunnel that opens into Braulio Carillo National Park and the stunning drive to Flores (21 miles from San Luis). Continue on 32 another 56 miles (90 km) to Limon. To continue to Cahuita and Puerto Viejo turn South on 36. If you are driving from San Jose, start from downtown San Jose and take Calle 3 out of town to where it becomes the Guapiles Highway (32) headed northeast. Continue to Limon where you turn South on 36 for Cahuita. Domestic flights are also available going to Limon. From there you can make transportation arrangements.